RATED AWARDS RETURN2021 NOMINATIONS REVEALED VOTING OPEN NOW – HERE
GRM Daily’s Iconic Rated Awards Return for Virtual Ceremony Thursday 16th September 2021 @ 7pm BST
Nominations include AJ Tracey, Headie One, slowthai, Little Simz, Abra Cadabra, ENNY, Central Cee, Stormzy, Lady Leshurr, Ghetts, Stefflon Don, Pa Salieu & Jorja Smith
Wednesday 21st July, London, UK: Britain’s premier award ceremony for UK Rap & Grime, the Rated Awards returns to celebrate the best talent in the UK music scene over the last 12 months at a virtual ceremony streaming on Thursday 16th September at 7pm BST.
Today, GRM Daily announce the nominations for this year’s awards, with AJ Tracey, Headie One, slowthai, ENNY, Stormzy, Shaybo, Ghetts, Abra Cadabra, Central Cee and Pa Salieu amongst those with multiple nods each. With awards spanning over ten categories, from Breakthrough and Video of the Year to Album and Personality of the Year, the nominations for the 2021 Rated Awards honour some of the UK scene’s biggest namesand their achievements between 1st June 2020 to 1st June 2021. Voting opened today and fans can head to grmdaily.com/ratedawards to cast their votes. Voting will close on the 17th August.
AJ Tracey, Headie One & Pa Salieu lead the nominations with four nominations each. AJ Tracey & Headie One are up for Male Artist, Track of the Year, Video of the Year and the prestigious Album of the Year categories while Pa Salieu is nominated in Breakthrough of the Year, Track of the Year, Video of the Year and Mixtape of the Year categories, following what has been an incredible year for each artist, with numerous accolades and chart successes under their belt. They face strong competition from slowthai, Central Cee, Ghetts and Abra Cadabra alongside an array of female nominees across categories including Little Simz, Shaybo, Lady Leshurr, ENNY, Jorja Smith and Stefflon Don. The Breakthrough category is set to be hotly contested with a strong shortlist including ArrDee, ENNY, Pa Salieu, Shaybo and Central Cee. Full list of nominations below.
GRM founder Post says: ‘Excited to be back celebrating the best in UK Rap & Grime music. It’s been an incredible year in music, congratulations to all of this year’s nominees.’
Returning in 2021 for its 6th year, this year’s GRM Daily Rated Awards will showcase a broad range of the hottest upcoming and established artists and is guaranteed to provide a selection of iconic performances that simply wouldn’t be seen at other award ceremonies. Broadcast exclusively onYouTube, the awards will be a must-see event with a carefully curated line up of unmissable live performances yet to be announced.
The Rated Awards were founded by GRM Daily, an award-winning platform at the epicentre of UK Rap & Grime music culture since 2009. An outlet where the very best of black British music is whole heartedly celebrated, GRM is renowned as an influential launch pad for the country’s emerging and established talent. With over 4 billion YouTube views, 4 million subscribers and a social reach of over 3 million, GRM is the most viewed black British music channel and website in the UK.
The Rated Awards 2021 with YouTube Music will be streamed on Thursday 16th September @7pm BST, broadcast exclusively on GRM’s YouTube Channel
YouTube Music are the official sponsors of the Rated Awards 2021 Mixtape of the Year in association with Porte NoireBreakthrough of the Year supported by BBC Radio 1XtraFemale of the Year sponsored by +44 from Amazon MusicMale Artist of the Year sponsored by A Jewellers
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FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS
Album of the YearAJ Tracey – Flu GameBugzy Malone – The ResurrectionD Block Europe – The Blueprint- Us Vs. ThemFredo – Money Can’t Buy HappinessGhetts – Conflict of InterestHeadie One – EDNAK Trap – Street Side EffectsLoski – Music, Trial and Trauma: A Drill StoryNines – Crabs In A Bucketslowthai – TYRON
Female Artist of the YearSponsored by +44 from Amazon Music Bree Runway DarkooENNYIvorian DollJorja SmithLady LeshurrMs BanksShayboStefflon DonMidas The Jagaban
Male Artist of the YearSponsored by A JewellersAJ TraceyAbra CadabraCentral Cee ChipDigga DFredo GhettsHeadie OnePotter PayperTion Wayne
Breakthrough of the Year Supported by BBC Radio 1XtraArrDeeBackRoad GeeENNYCentral CeeFrench The KidJordan ShayboSRPa Salieuwewantwraiths
Personality of the YearBig ZuuChunkzHarry PineroNella RoseMichael DapaahMo GilliganMunya ChawawaNiko OmilanaYung FillyZeZe Millz
Track of the YearA1 & J1 – Latest TrendsAbra Cadabra – On DeckCentral Cee – LoadingDigga D – WoiENNY – Peng Black Girls (ft Amia Brave)Headie One, Stormzy and AJ Tracey – Ain’t It DifferentNines – Airplane Mode (ft NSG)Pa Salieu – My Family (ft BackRoad Gee)Potter Payper – PurposeRuss & Tion Wayne – Body
Video of the YearAitch – Safe To Say (Directed by KC Locke)AJ Tracey – Little More Love (Directed by KC Locke)Ghetts – Skengman Mode (ft. Stormzy) (Directed by Nathan James Tettey)Headie One – Princess Cuts (ft. Young T & Bugsey) (Directed by Capone)Little Simz – Introvert (Directed by Salomon Ligthelm)Meekz – Respect The Come Up (Directed by KC Locke)Nines – Clout (Directed by Charlie Di Placido)Pa Salieu – My Family (ft. BackRoad Gee) (Directed by Femi Ladi)Russ & Tion Wayne – Body (Directed by Wowa) slowthai, Skepta – Cancelled (Directed by THE REST)
Mixtape of the Year In Association with Porte NoireAbra Cadabra – Product of My EnvironmentCentral Cee – Wild WestChip – Snakes and LaddersDigga D – Made In The PyrexGiggs – Now Or NeverM Huncho & Nafe Smallz – DNANSG – RootsPa Salieu – Send Them To CoventryPotter Payper – Training Day 3Unknown T – Rise Above Hate
Radio DJ of the YearCharlie SlothDJ TargetDottyHenrie KwushueKenny AllstarRobert BruceReece ParkinsonSnoochie ShyTiffany CalverYinka & Shayna Marie
Producer of the Year1695ive BeatzChris RichGhostyGotchaHargoM1OnTheBeatP2JR14TSB